Red Shoe Diaries

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Red Shoe Diaries
Red Shoe Diaries.jpg
The cover for one of the DVD releases
GenreErotic drama
Written by
Directed by
StarringDavid Duchovny
ComposerGeorge S. Clinton
Country of originUSA
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes66 and 1 TV film
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Yoram Barzilai
  • Lori Bridwell
  • Gaspard de Chavagnac
  • David Dwiggins
  • Anatoly Fradis
  • Avram "Butch" Kaplan
  • Chloe King
  • Jordan Leibert
  • Aladdin Pojhan
  • Jeff Young
Running time30 mins.
Production companies
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseJune 27, 1992 (1992-06-27) –
June 1, 1997 (1997-06-01)

Red Shoe Diaries is an American anthology erotic drama series that aired on Showtime cable network from 1992 to 1997 and distributed by Playboy Entertainment overseas. It is a spinoff of an earlier film by the same name, also directed by Zalman King. Most episodes were directed by either Zalman King, Rafael Eisenman or both.

The story-lines usually have a thin plot revolving around some intrigue and the sexual awakening of a girl or woman who often also narrates. Sensuous love scenes with nudity as well as sultry, moody music are characteristic for most episodes. There is no story arc or characters connecting the different stories other than Jake Winters introducing each episode.

Synopsis[edit]

The tested episodes always open with a quick montage of a newspaper personals section ad under "Red Shoes" seeking women to mail in their personal diaries with stories of love, passion and/or betrayal. The presenter and host Jake Winters (David Duchovny) is then shown walking on desolate train tracks with his dog Stella. He begins reading a letter from his post office box out loud that begins with "Dear Red Shoes..." He first took out the ad after the suicide of his fiancée, and his subsequent confrontation of the man with whom she was having an affair, a construction worker and shoe salesman who sold her a pair of red high heels, inspiring the ad. He placed the ad in the newspaper in an effort to understand why it happened and learn his fiancée's reasons for killing herself through the stories of women in similar situations.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1992)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byGuestsOriginal air date
11"Safe Sex"TBATBASteven Bauer, Joan Severance, John Toles-BeyTBA
22"Double Dare"TBATBALaura Johnson, Scott Lawrence, Sarah Luck Pearson, Arnold Vosloo, Michael WoodsTBA
33"You Have the Right to Remain Silent"TBATBADavid Duchovny, Pat Banta, Denise Crosby, Robert KnepperTBA
44"Talk to Me Baby"TBATBAEly Pouget, Kim Burnette, Lydie Denier, Annabelle Gurwitch, Lynn Speier, Peter Spellos, Richard TysonTBA
55"Just Like That"TBATBAEly Pouget, Carl Gilliard, Tchéky Karyo, Matt LeBlanc, Victoria Mahoney, Renata Scott, Nina SiemaszkoTBA
66"Another Woman's Lipstick"TBATBAEly Pouget, Maryam d'Abo, Ángel Ferreira, Christina Fulton, Miranda Garrison, Annabelle Gurwitch, Kevin HaleyTBA
77"Auto Erotica"TBATBAEly Pouget, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Dulany, Kenny JohnsonTBA
88"Jake's Story"TBATBADavid Duchovny, Ely Pouget, William Paul Burns, Angela Cornell, Audie England, Sheryl Lee, Frederick WashburnTBA
99"Accidents Happen" a.k.a. "The Fling"TBATBAEly Pouget, Marina Giulia Cavalli, David Duchovny, Scott Plank, Ally SheedyTBA
1010"Bounty Hunter"TBATBADavid Duchovny, Ely Pouget, Sue Kiel, Nicholas Love, Ron Marquette, Dee McCafferty, Claire StansfieldTBA
1111"Weekend Pass"TBATBAAnthony Addabbo, Shashawnee Hall, Ely PougetTBA
1212"Double or Nothing"TBATBAEly Pouget, Paula Barbieri, Francesco Quinn, Lisa BoyleTBA
1313"How I Met My Husband"TBATBAEly Pouget, Luigi Amodeo, Alex Ardenti, Jennifer Burton, Neith Hunter, Sue Kiel, Andrea Riave, Lucas David Castillo AcostaTBA

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byGuestsOriginal air date
114"Midnight Bells"TBATBALuc Leestemaker, Charlotte Lewis, Carsten NorgaardTBA
215"Naked in the Moonlight"TBATBARudy de Rooy, John Enos III, California Ralph, Raven SnowTBA
316"Runway"TBATBADarienne Arnold, Daniel Anibal Blasco, Jennifer Burton, James DeAngelo, Lorna Firman, Krista Heitkamp, Udo Kier, Ena La Van, Tiffany Lawrence, Deborah Lin, Andrea Riave, Amber Smith, Frederick WashburnTBA
417"Kidnap"TBATBARandall Boffman, Jennifer Ciesar, Matt LeBlanc, Robert Mailhouse, Ron Marquette, Dee McCafferty, Robert Peters, Hartley SilverTBA
518"Burning Up"TBATBARhonda Aldrich, Ivan Allen, Avalon Anders, Jennifer Burton, Anthony Guidera, Alexandra Tydings, Mark ZuelkeTBA
619"Night of Abandon"TBATBACatalina Bonakie, Ann Cockburn, Daniel LezaTBA
720"Liar's Tale"TBATBAErika Anderson, Audie England, Lorna Firman, Margaret Makinen, Peter Quartaroli, Terrence Sheahan, Paula VeniceTBA
821"In the Blink of an Eye"TBATBARichard Dieux, Brian Edwards, Julien Maurel, Philippe Nahon, Laurie Simpson, Dominique ValeraTBA
922"Hotline"TBATBADon Bloomfield, María Celedonio, Margaret Cho, Audie England, George Pilgrim, Wendy Schaal, Judy TollTBA
1023"Love at First Sight"TBATBAAnthony Addabbo, Eric James, Denice D. Lewis, Alexandra TydingsTBA
1124"Gina"TBATBAMichel Allaire, Stéphane Bonnet, Hervé Gamelin, Sabine Tingry, Lynette Walden, Didier YakarTBA
1225"Alphabet Girl"TBATBAChristiana Capetillo, Justin Carroll, Brad Joseph DubinTBA
1326"Some Things Never Change"TBATBAGuy Amram, Marina Giulia Cavalli, David Duchovny, Brad Fisher, Sylvie Guelton, Hero KawashimaTBA

Season 3 (1994)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byGuestsOriginal air date
127"You Make Me Want to Wear Dresses"TBATBAMichelle Beauchamp, Jason Court, Sammi Davis, David Duchovny, Maximo MorroneTBA
228"The Game"TBATBACaron Bernstein, Eugene Choy, Tarik Ergin, Allan Graf, Kether Parker, Janine Stillo, Frederick Washburn, Michael T. WeissTBA
329"The Cake"TBATBAJohn Bergantine, Sheelagh Cullen, Tarik Ergin, Christian LeBlanc, Jennifer MacDonald, Robert Peters, Barbara Pilavin, Peter Sands, Janine Stillo, Saxon TrainorTBA
430"Like Father, Like Son"TBATBAArielle Dombasle, Elodie Frenck, Jean-Yves Gautier, Will StewartTBA
531"Borders of Salt"TBATBAAlan Boyce, Peter Quartaroli, Sofia ShinasTBA
632"Written Word"TBATBAAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rhonda Aldrich, Robbi Chong, Peter GregoryTBA
733"Girl on a Bike"TBATBAGéraldine Cotte, Brent David FraserTBA
834"Emily's Dance"TBATBALisa Boyle, Kelly Cooper, Alison Cramer, Wylie Draper, Neisha Folkes-LeMelle, Nadine Grycan, Paige Harman, Steve Messina, Mari Morrow, Travis Payne, Travis Payne, Freedom Williams, Angella KayeTBA
935"Four on the Floor"TBATBADominique Abel, Christopher Atkins, Jsu Garcia, Rachel PalmieriTBA
1036"The Psychiatrist"TBATBANatasha Cashman, Georges Corraface, Denise Crosby, Manoëlle Gaillard, Demetra Hampton, Laurent Le Doyen, Richard Magaldi, Paco RecontiTBA
1137"Luscious Lola"TBATBAMichael Bendetti, Christina Fulton, Bobbie Phillips, Herbie TribinoTBA
1238"Mercy"TBATBAJohn Enos III, Vance Harvey, Heidi Mark, Joseph WhippTBA
1339"The Last Motel"TBATBAErnie Lee Banks, Andrew Bilgore, Rita Branch, Michael Burke, Darren Foy, Rina Garcia, Perrey Reeves, Laurel Wiley, Ed WingTBA

Season 4 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byGuestsOriginal air date
140"Billy Bar"TBATBAAnthony Addabbo, Troy Beyer, May Karasun, Jacqueline LovellTBA
241"Divorce, Divorce"TBATBABrittany Ashton Holmes, Audie England, Brad Fisher, Denice D. Lewis, Scott Plank, Jennifer RhodesTBA
342"Cowboy, Cowboy"TBATBAPat Destro, Hollie Hummel, Kathrin Nicholson, Mark ZuelkeTBA
443"Caged Bird"TBATBAShannon Atteberry, Hector Hank, Arroyn Lloyd, Jacqueline Lovell, Henric NieminenTBA
544"The Ex"TBATBAMatt George, Kathrin Nicholson, Brian ZuckermanTBA
645"The Teacher"TBATBAAnthony Addabbo, Jacqueline Lovell, Mikhail MamayevTBA
746"Swimming Naked"TBATBABrigitte Bako, Kenneth David Ebling, Kristi Frank, Henric Nieminen, Omry Reznik, Robin Sagstetter, Carrie Sturdevant FisherTBA
847"Jump"TBATBADick 'Skip' Evans, J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof, Todd Gordon, Brad Hood, Harry O'Connor, Sonya Ryzy-Ryski, Tom Sanders, Michael WoodsTBA
948"Tears"TBATBACyia Batten, Troy Burgess, Daniel Ezralow, Jennifer Garrett, Priscilla Harris, Arabella Holzbog, Caitlin McLean, Regan Patno, Carolyn Seymour, Jeff Young, Angella KayeTBA
1049"Dime a Dance"TBATBAHazel Miller, Bebe McGarry, Jennifer Burton, Ángel Ferreira, Al IsraelTBA
1150"Details"TBATBAAlla Korot, Race Nelson, Francesco RomanoTBA
1251"Laundromat"TBATBAAudie England, Brett StimelyTBA
1352"As She Wishes"TBATBAAdamo Palladino, Amber SmithTBA

Season 5 (1996)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byGuestsOriginal air date
153"Weightless"TBATBADarya PoverennovaTBA
254"Carried Away"TBATBADarya PoverennovaTBA
355"Jealousy"TBATBAPatrick Budal, Viktoriya Khadzhinova, Ekaterina Listrova, Natalya Reva, Aleksandr Seleznyov, Oleg Sukatchenko, Rubi Zack, Yelena ZatolokinaTBA
456"The Boxer"TBATBAMelissa Behr, Patrick Budal, Erika Gabaldon, Sherrie Rose, Heather SutherlandTBA
557"Strip Poker"TBATBAYuliya Blokhina, Marina Malchevskaya, Anfisa Nejinskaya, Andrei Overchiuk, Vladimir Pliska, Larisa TipikinaTBA
658"Hard Labor"TBATBAOmar Alberto, Elan Atias, Jennifer Ciesar, David McKay, Jim McMullan, Maximo Morrone, Jennifer Nash, Torry Pendergrass, Audie EnglandTBA
759"Slow Train"TBATBAAndrew Calder, Maureen Carter, Richard Hench, Floyd Irons, Athena Massey, Sam Menning, Henric Nieminen, Mark ZuelkeTBA
860"Temple of Flesh"TBATBAJustin Carroll, Darren Foy, Anya Longwell, Elina Madison, Clement von Franckenstein, Martin Charles WarnerTBA
961"Juarez"TBATBAJeff Cadiente, Francisco P. Cardoza, Sue Casey, Gokor Chivichyan, Jose P. Cordoza, Richard Doran, Brad Fisher, Rick Garcia, Salvador Guerrero IV, Mando Guerroro, Neith Hunter, Daniel Leza, Alvin Lion, Lupe Ontiveros, Thomas Rosales Jr., Sophia Santi, Ludo VikaTBA
1062"Farmer's Daughter"TBATBAPatrick Budal, Irina Grigoryeva, Aleksandr Shitikov, Rubi ZackTBA
1163"The Forbidden Zone"TBATBAJay Acovone, Anthony Addabbo, Albert Alexander, Bryan Anthony, Robin Antin, Lisa Arturo, Carmit Bachar, Michelle Beauchamp, Kristie J. Canavan, Kelly Cooper, Warren Corbin, Palmer Davis, Sandor DeGrazia, Indrani DeSouza, H.P. Evans, Sharon Ferguson, Eric Fishman, H.P. Fishman, Carla Garrido, Norman Howell, Beverly Johnson, Honey Labrador, Nito Larioza, Torry Pendergrass, Stephen Smith, Tiaraya Soo, Laurie Sposit, Kevin Alexander Stea, Taimak, Luca Tommassini, William Wesley, Melissa Williams, Angella KayeTBA
1264"Art of Loneliness"TBATBACaron Bernstein, Brad Fisher, Honey Labrador, Raven SnowTBA
1365"The Picnic"TBATBADavid Duchovny, Anthony Addabbo, Eric James, Kira ReedTBA
1466"Banished"TBATBABrando Luna, Daniel Hernandez, Lucas David Castillo Acosta, Heydi Gonzales PootTBA

Release[edit]

Syndication[edit]

Red Shoe Diaries episodes were running on the Canadian television channel Showcase, early Saturday morning, as of August 2010. From time to time, episodes can also be viewed on Showtime. A few episodes can be viewed on Amazon Video or hulu.com. This show is also on Tubi. Originally screened in the UK on Channel 5 back in the 1990's, the channel screened several episodes back-to-back on August 30th, 2021.

Home media[edit]

After the 1992 release of the pilot movie, episodes from the series were compiled on VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD as branded Red Shoe Diaries movies. Each compilation features three episodes.

  1. Red Shoe Diaries (1992). Director: Zalman King. Stars: David Duchovny, Brigitte Bako, Billy Wirth
  2. Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare. "Safe Sex" / "You Have the Right to Remain Silent" / "Double Dare"
  3. Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick. "Just Like That" / "Another Woman's Lipstick" / "Talk to Me Baby"
  4. Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica. "Accidents Happen" / "Auto Erotica" / "Jake's Story"
  5. Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass. "Double or Nothing" / "Bounty Hunter" / "Weekend Pass"
  6. Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband. "How I Met My Husband" / "Naked in the Moonlight" / "Midnight Bells"
  7. Red Shoe Diaries 7: Burning Up. "Runway" / "Kidnap" / "Burning Up"
  8. Red Shoe Diaries 8: Night of Abandon. "Night of Abandon" / "Liar's Tale" / "In the Blink of an Eye"
  9. Red Shoe Diaries 9: Hotline. "Gina" / "Hotline" / "Love at First Sight"
  10. Red Shoe Diaries 10: Some Things Never Change. "You Make Me Want to Wear Dresses" / "Some Things Never Change" / "Alphabet Girl"
  11. Red Shoe Diaries 11: The Game. "The Game" / "The Cake" / "Like Father, Like Son"
  12. Red Shoe Diaries 12: Girl on a Bike. "Girl on a Bike" / "Written Word" / "Borders of Salt"
  13. Red Shoe Diaries 13: Four on the Floor. "The Psychiatrist" / "Four on the Floor" / "Emily's Dance"
  14. Red Shoe Diaries 14: Luscious Lola. "Luscious Lola" / "The Last Motel" / "Mercy"
  15. Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone. "Forbidden Zone" / "The Art of Loneliness" / "The Picnic"
  16. Red Shoe Diaries 16: Temple of Flesh. "Temple of Flesh" / "Juarez" / "The Farmer's Daughter"
  17. Red Shoe Diaries 17: Swimming Naked. "Swimming Naked" / "Jump" / "Tears"
  18. Red Shoe Diaries 18: Strip Poker. "Strip Poker" / "Slow Train" / "Hard Labor"
  19. Red Shoe Diaries 19: As She Wishes. "As She Wishes" / "Billy Bar" / "Weightless"
  20. Red Shoe Diaries 20: Caged Bird. "Caged Bird" / "The Ex" / "The Teacher"

On June 17, 2014, Kino Lorber released Season One on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1] On the same day they also re-released Red Shoe Diaries - The Movie.[2]

Second Red Shoe Diaries TV pilot[edit]

In 2006, Zalman King wrote and directed a second, feature-length Red Shoe Diaries TV pilot. This pilot was completed but never aired.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Shoe Diaries DVD news: Date Change for Red Shoe Diaries - Season 1 - TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original on 2014-06-01.
  2. ^ "Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-ray Store". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02.

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